Crispy Parmesan Chicken

2 Servings
30 min

I'm always on the lookout for quick, easy, tasty recipes that can become staples in my everyday meals. This is one such recipe. I can't believe how simple, easy, AND delicious it is! I've thrown it together several times when I was short on time, and it has yet to disappoint. It easily beefs up a salad, pairs lightens up a rice dish, or just adds a touch of deliciousness to anything else you want to serve it with. But enough just want the recipe. I know. I've been exactly where you are so many times. But hey, I'm required to use so many words so...take it up with Food Talk :D

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Recipe details
  • 2  Servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 20 Minutes Total time: 30 min
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  • 1/4 C Panko breadcrumbs*
  • 1/4 C Shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp Hot smoked paprika**
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 2 Tbs. Sour Cream
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Heat oven to 425 degrees.
In a small bowl, combine Panko, parmesan, paprika, a large drizzle of olive oil, and a pinch of salt and pepper.
Pat chicken dry with paper towels. Season all over with salt and pepper. Place on one side of a baking sheet.
Spread tops of chicken with sour cream. Mound with Panko mixture, pressing to adhere (no need to coat the undersides).
Roast on middle rack until chicken is cooked through (approx. 15-20 minutes). Transfer chicken to a plate to rest.
  • *Panko -- I have also used ground tortilla chips, or made my own breadcrumbs by toasting stale bread until crispy in the oven and then grinding. Each variation has been delicious!
  • **Hot smoked Paprika -- I don't always have this on hand, but I've used ground chipotle pepper and that is also fabulous! Experiment and let me know what you favorite spice is!